Junior Member Awards and Scholarships

Iowa Simmental Association Queen Contest

2019 Iowa Simmental Queen Abby Peterson  


*Attention Past Iowa Simmental Queens & Princesses
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Are you looking for a leadership opportunity that will allow you to meet and work with talented individuals in the cattle industry?

Are you interested? If so, the Iowa Simmental Association is looking for eligible young ladies to become contestants for the Iowa Simmental Queen and Princess. In addition to this honor, the 2019 Iowa Simmental Queen will be awarded $250 and the Iowa Simmental Princess will be awarded $150 after their reign.

What are the qualifications? If you are between the ages of 16 and 21 years of age by January 1, 2019 unmarried, an IJSA member, and knowledgeable about the Simmental breed, please consider this your invitation to apply. It is also required that you be able to attend the Beef Expo Simmental Sale, the Iowa Simmental Association Field Day and the Iowa State Fair Simmental Shows during 2019.

When and where is the contest held?  The contest will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 9:30 am. at Prairie Meadows Hotel in Altoona. This contest will coincide with the Iowa Beef Expo and the Iowa Simmental activities. The contest will conclude with the Queens luncheon at noon.

When is the new queen crowned?  The 2019 Queen and Princess will be crowned during the banquet on Sunday evening February 10th at Walnut Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

How do I enter?  To enter, send a resume stating your name, parents’ names, address, phone number, birthday, Simmental background, interests, activities, future plans, and a short essay on “Why I want to be the 2019 Iowa Simmental Queen or Princess.” Mail to Darci Mass, 1778 320th St., Adair, IA 50002 by January 20, 2016. No late applicants will be accepted. If you would like additional information, contact Darci at 641-746-3339 or 641-740-0597 or email her at darcisue@yahoo.com and she can fill you in on all the exciting details! Prepare your resume today and join in the rewarding experience!


Prepare your résumé today and join in the rewarding experience!


Iowa Simmental Memorial Scholarship

2018 Iowa Simmental Memorial Scholarship Recipients (left to right) Joshua Hilby, Maggie Maas, Grady Yeggy, Maverick Winther



  • All applications must be mailed to the Iowa Simmental Association’s current President by May 15, 2019 (2019 ISA President is Kenny Scott)
  • Applicants must provide or meet the following criteria:
    • Must be a senior in high school who plans to attend a 2 or 4-year accredited school in the fall of 2019, or a post high school student who plans on attending a 2 or 4-year accredited school in the fall of 2019.
    • Must have been a paid Iowa Junior Simmental Association member for at least the last two years.
    • Must complete the application and additional requirements.
    • Must be present Saturday afternoon, June 1, 2019 to participate in an oral interview. (If this does not work with your schedule please contact the ISA President to arrange another time)

The winners of the Iowa Simmental Memorial Scholarship will be announced during the Iowa Simmental Field Day Show and awarded the money during the Annual Iowa Simmental Assoc. Banquet at the Iowa Beef Expo in February 2020.  Winners must also send proof of enrollment in the accredited school order to receive the scholarship money to IJSA Treasurer Gina Long prior to the 2020 ISA Banquet. Upon receiving this enrollment verification, the scholarship money will be given to the recipients at the Banquet. Three (3) $1000 scholarships will be awarded.

Click here for the Scholarship Application:

2019 ISA Memorial Scholarship Application & Requirements


ASA Foundation Merit Awards

The Merit Award program is designed to provide recognition to junior members who have made “significant contributions to their community, home, family, school and the Simmental or Simbrah breeds of cattle.”  It’s a 3-level process beginning with the Bronze Award, then Silver, and finally Gold.  Iowa Juniors have a long history of receiving various levels of the Merit Awards.  For more information please see the link below or contact one of the IJSA advisors.

2018 Bronze Merit Award Recipients: Julianna Wise and Kolbey Bailey

Bronze applications are due to the current ISA President May 15th (2019 ISA President is Kenny Scott).  Applications will be reviewed by the ISA Board and recipients announced and recognized at Field Day.  They will also receive a certificate, lapel pin, and recognition during the ISA annual banquet the following year.


2018 Silver Merit Award Recipient: Grace Greiman (5th from right)

Silver and Gold Applications are due June 1st to the ASA.  The ASA Foundation Board reviews the applications and the recipients are announced and recognized during the National Classic awards banquet.   Silver and Gold awards receive a certificate and scholarship money. 


Click Here for more information and Merit Award applications.


The IJSA is compiling a list of past Iowa Junior members who received a Merit Award, if you were a recipient (or know someone who was), please contact IJSA Advisor Morgan Wadsworth with the year and level so we can recognize you and other deserving past IJSA members.


County Simmental Awards

Youth who exhibited a Champion Simmental animal at their 2017 county fair were recognized at the 2018 Field Day in Ames.

Each year the Iowa Simmental & Iowa Junior Simmental Associations team up to recognize youth who exhibited a champion registered Simmental animal at their local county fairs. This year 73 youth from 48 counties showed 80 Champion Simmental/Foundation Simmental Animals at their County Fairs.  Pictured are those youth who picked up their awards at Field Day. Exhibitor’s information must be turned in to the IJSA advisors by the County Extension office, Fair office or other official by October 15th following their fair.  The recipients will receive a certificate from the ISA/IJSA and presented by their County Extension Office (at County Fall Awards Night if applicable) and will receive their award at the ISA Field Day the following year.  Please contact IJSA Advisor Morgan Wadsworth for more information.


This year’s recipients are:

County Exhibitor Champion
Adair Maggie Maas Champion Foundation Heifer
Adair Michael Maas Champion Simmental Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer/Female Overall
Appanoose Paige Heesch Champion Simmental Heifer
Audubon Jaci Christensen Champion Foundation Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer/Female Overall
Benton Landon Siek Champion Simmental Heifer
Benton Noah Kaiser Champion Foundation Heifer
Boone Brady Nelson Champion Simmental Heifer (Champion All Other Breeds)
Bremer Kollyn Lentz Champion Simmental Heifer, Champion Foundation Heifer
Buchanan Kayla Dudley Champion Simmental Heifer
Buchanan Tanner Wilson Champion Foundation Heifer
Butler Colton Harken Champion Foundation Heifer, Reserve Supreme Female
Cass Brock Henderson Champion Simmental Heifer
Cedar Ethan Fetzer Champion Simmental Steer
Cedar Jorden Petersen Champion Simmental Heifer
Clinton Cole Johnson Champion Simmental Heifer
Crawford Cole Miller Champion Foundation Heifer
Crawford Connor Sullivan Champion Simmental Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer/Female Overall
Dallas Evan Friesth Champion Simmental Heifer
Dallas Grace Voss Champion Foundation Heifer
Dallas Kain Killmer Champion Simmental Steer
Delaware Randy Thompson Champion Simmental Steer/ Reserve Division
Delaware Ryan Hilby Champion Simmental Heifer
Des Moines Bailey Beckman Champion Foundation Heifer/ Senior Yearling Foundation Simmental Champion Heifer
Des Moines Lauren Beckman Champion Simmental Heifer/ Senior Yearling Simmental Heifer Champion.
Des Moines Regan McClure Champion Foundation Heifer/ Registered Junior Yearling Foundation Simmental Heifer Champion
Emmet Haley Dodge Supreme Champion Heifer/Female Overall
Fayette Isabelle Steinbronn Champion Simmental Heifer & Champion Foundation Heifer
Fayette Kasydi Meyer Champion Simmental Cow/Calf
Franklin Jackson Wohlford Champion Simmental Heifer
Greene Brent Dennhardt Champion Simmental Steer
Hancock Gretta Gouge Champion Foundation Heifer
Hancock Shelby Greiman Champion Simmental Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer/Female Overall
Hardin McKayla DeNio Champion Simmental Heifer
Harrison Maverick Winther Champion Simmental Heifer & Champion Foundation Heifer
Howard Madison Fitzgerald Champion Simmental Heifer/ Grand Champion Breeding Heifer & Champion Simmental Cow/Calf
Ida Kolton Knop Champion Simmental Heifer
Iowa Charlotte Wetjen Champion Simmental Steer & Champion Foundation Heifer
Iowa Derek Weiskopf Champion Simmental Heifer
Jefferson Stetson Spees Champion Simmental Heifer
Johnson Bryce Thompson Champion Simmental Heifer
Johnson Haley Sweeting Champion Simmental Steer
Jones Dani Gravel Champion Foundation Heifer
Kossuth Ace Studer Champion Foundation Heifer
Kossuth Chance Studer Champion Simmental Heifer
Lee Conner Conrad Champion Simmental Heifer
Linn Nathan Novak Champion Foundation Heifer
Linn Nicole Sutter Champion Simmental Heifer
Linn Zach Cooper Champion Simmental Steer
Louisa Jobie Lekwa Champion Foundation Heifer
Mahaska Alissa Newendorp Champion Foundation Heifer
Mahaska Anna Eveland Champion Simmental Heifer
Marion Madyson Thill Champion Commercial Heifer (If no Simmental or Foundation Classes Offered), Supreme Champion Heifer/ Female Overall
Muscatine Addyson Lehman Champion Simmental Steer
Page Ethan Fast Champion Foundation Heifer
Plymouth Bailiee Jauer Champion Foundation Heifer
Plymouth Sophie Beitelspacher Champion Simmental Heifer
Polk Chesney Steenhoek Champion Simmental Heifer, Supreme Female
Polk Emma Hay Champion Polk Co Produced Steer- Purebred
Poweshiek Kolton Kline Champion Simmental Heifer
Ringgold Cauy Bickel Champion Foundation Heifer
Ringgold Klayton Yoder Champion Simmental Heifer
Scott Colin DeCap Champion Simmental Heifer
Scott Kennedy Witt Champion Simmental Steer
Scott Wylie Porter Champion Foundation Cow/Calf
Story Carson Finch Champion Foundation Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer/Female Overall
Story Shasta Moody Champion Simmental Heifer & Champion Simmental Cow-Calf Pair, Supreme Cow-Calf
Tama Jake Hlas Champion Simmental Heifer
Union Max Skellenger Champion Simmental Heifer
Washington Grady Yeggy Champion Simmental Heifer/ Supreme Champion Cow/Calf or Female Overall
Washington Kristine Thomann Champion Foundation Heifer
Washington Matt Colbert Champion Simmental Steer
Winneshiek Skyler Luzum Champion Foundation Heifer & Champion Foundation Cow/Calf
Woodbury Ella Guthridge Champion Simmental Heifer